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MUSC Annual Report 2011-2012

Unique Inter-College Research Collaboration

The Medical University of South Carolina was awarded a $10.5 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a biomedical research center.  The center will develop and recruit faculty specializing in redox biology and stress signaling. 

Redox biology and stress signaling are relevant to many diseases.  As a person uses oxygen, oxidants are created which can be harmful.  Oxidants and the resulting stress signaling can result in acute and chronic diseases of the cardiovascular and nervous systems, diabetes, cancer, and aging.  Researchers at MUSC want to discover how oxidants cause these diseases and how to stop their initiation or progression.

This intercollege grant is a joint effort of the College of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Kenneth D. Tew, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine serves as principal investigator and Dr. Rick G. Schnellmann, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy, serves as the co-investigator.

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